Postgame Notes and Quotes: Oct. 20 vs. Dallas
Anaheim 6 vs. Dallas 3
Oct. 20, 2013
7-1-0, 14 Standings Points
Anaheim's seven-game winning streak matches the longest in club history (set once previously, Feb. 20 - Mar. 7, 1999). The seven-game streak is also the longest in the NHL this season and longest since Pittsburgh’s seven-game streak from Apr. 5-22, 2013.
The Ducks have won seven of their first eight games for the first time in club history, while the team's 14 standings points (7-1-0) match the most the club has had through eight contests (also 14 points in 2006-07, 6-0-2).
Tonight marks the first time in club history the Ducks have swept a homestand of five games or more. The other notable homestand sweeps:
Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 1995 (4-0-0)
Dec. 8-18, 2002 (4-0-0)
Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2005 (4-0-0)
Jan. 7-15, 2008 (4-0-0)
Before this season, the Ducks had never won more than two straight home games to start a season. The Ducks are now 5-0-0 at Honda Center, outscoring their opponents 21-8 through the first five games (not counting shootout goal on Oct. 18 vs. Phoenix). The five-game HOME winning streak is the club’s longest since a franchise-record 13-game streak from Jan. 26-Mar. 20, 2013.
With both Frederik Andersen and Jack Campbell making their NHL debuts this evening, it marks the first time two goaltenders have debuted in the same game since Oct. 12, 2005. In that contest, Montreal’s Yann Danis backstopped the Canadiens to a 2-0 shutout over Atlanta when Michael Garnett made his debut for the Thrashers.
Andersen recorded the win for the Ducks, stopping all 24 shots he faced after coming on in relief of Jonas Hiller at the start of the second period.
Anaheim’s 29 goals through the first eight games matches the club record (also 29 goals through eight in 2012-13). The Ducks have scored 21 goals through the first five HOME contests, matching the most through five in club history (also 2005-06). In addition, the Ducks have allowed eight goals through the first five HOME contests, tied for the fewest in club history (also 2007-08, not counting the Sept. 30, 2007 “home” contest in London).
Tonight’s 23 shots in the second period were the most for a middle frame in franchise history (previously 22, three times).
Teemu Selanne has a three-game goal streak (3-0=3), his longest goal streak since Mar. 20-24, 2011 (4-2=6). He is the first player age 43-or-older to score in three consecutive contests since Gordie Howe, who did so at age 51 (3/31/28) from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1979 (during his final NHL season). Selanne’s active five-game point streak (3-3=6) is his longest since Dec. 2-19, 2011 (3-10=13).
Ryan Getzlaf’s four points tonight (1-3=4) were the most since he earned four assists (0-4=4) on Jan. 13, 2012 at Edmonton. He co-leads the club with 3-6=9 points this season. Getzlaf has picked up 3-5=8 points with a +7 rating over the last five games.
Tonight marked Corey Perry’s second multi-goal game of the season. In addition, tonight marked his first three-point game (2-1=3) since Feb. 27, 2013 vs. Nashville (0-3=3). Perry co-leads the club (with Getzlaf) with 5-4=9 points on the season (leads in goals).
Emerson Etem scored his first career short-handed goal this evening (first goal of the season). In addition, tonight marked the third multiple-point game of his career (1-1=2).
Tonight’s attendance was 14,531.
On the game
After that first period, we came out a little flat. That happens sometimes when you’re talking about going on the road, and getting ready for the road. Our guys did a great job. That’s a big character win for us.
On the power play
We needed our power play tonight, and we came through. That’s a nice feeling for our group. We’ve been working in practice, working in games, and they weren’t going in. That was rewarding.
On the game
Everybody took more responsibilities, and we started doing the things we need to do to get better. It was a good character win, coming back from two goals. This team never stopped believing we could come back, even last year. That’s the one strength we have right now. Hopefully we can use this again as a confidence boost for the road trip.
On heading into the road trip on a winning note
We were talking about it before the game. Let’s finish the homestand strong. It’s going to carry on the road. Getting a good start on the road is important, too, but finishing the homestand is always important.
On the play on Getzlaf, Perry
They showed true leadership. They took it upon themselves early in the second period when we were pretty flat, and needing to get going. They came up and started the ball rolling, and they never let up. When your stars are the best players on the ice, it’s always a good sign.
On the Penner hit
It was tough seeing him groggy getting up. You always worry about your players when they’re knocked out, or close to being knocked out, but he seems fine.
On the game
We knew that coming into this weekend that we were going up against two teams that were playing really well. All four lines on both teams are skilled and they’re and they’re strong, and they are fast too. We can’t use that as an excuse that we were surprised by anything, but at the same time, we just didn’t play our game.
On tonight's outcome
We came out strong after playing last night, got up to a 3-1 lead and it was really unfortunate for us to have that fall through.
It is frustrating for sure. Our fourth and third lines that work really hard, not having a lot to show for it, finally broke through tonight. We are going to have to bounce back, always going to be tough for us, but I definitely think we’ve got the guys in this room and are going to be able to turn it around.
On the game
We had a good first period, maybe not as good as the score indicated. We got a couple of breaks but you know to come out to start the second period and give them a goal right off the bat on what I felt was a bad change by our team, was pretty disappointing.
I think their power play must have had somewhere between 10 and 15 shots and our lack of discipline hurt us again on a couple calls. If you’re going to go on the road and you’re going to lead a game 3-1 and you’re going to take some of the penalties we took, you are inviting some trouble. That was disappointing.